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“Community resilience is a measure of the sustained ability of a community to utilize available resources to respond to, withstand, and recover from adverse situations.”
Community resilience is a measure of the sustained ability of a community to utilize available resources to respond to, withstand, and recover from adverse situations. ATCAA has developed (4) such strength–based areas to build community resilience to assist our most vulnerable members, our youth and those with mental health issues. These classes are still being developed as the need appears in our community. To-date these are still under development/funding.
Training for Community Resilience
A strengths–based group approach to promote boy’s and young men’s safe and healthy a you can play a role in building supportive environments passage through pre-teen and adolescent years. In this structure environment, boys and young men gain the vital opportunity to address masculine definitions and behaviors and build their capacities to find their innate value and create good lives―individually and collectively.
The Girls Circle model, a structured support group for girls from 9-18 years, integrates relational theory, resiliency practices, and skills training in a specific format designed to increase positive connection, personal and collective strengths, and competence in girls. It aims to counteract social and interpersonal forces that impede girls’ growth and development by promoting an emotionally safe setting and structure within which girls can develop caring relationships and use authentic voice.
Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human service workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations.
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“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.”
Crisis Hotline available through Tuolumne County Behavioral Health Department, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Local phone number is 1-800-533-7000, available to anyone in suicidal crisis, anyone concerned with someone in suicidal crisis, and/or anyone seeking emergency mental health services. The call is free and confidential.
Learn more→ California Suicide Prevention Program